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  • CitiesSpeak

This is a co-authored NLC staff post by Leon T. Andrews and Bernadette Onyenaka.

More than 20 city leaders participated on a conference call last week to share their experiences and to express their commitment to stand against hate and…

Protestors.
Protestors.
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, in the wake of the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony sent an open letter to all city leaders on hate, inclusion and leadership. That letter is…

A candlelight vigil in Charlottesville.
A candlelight vigil in Charlottesville.
  • CitiesSpeak

In response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, the National League of Cities is celebrating #InclusionWeek to support diversity, inclusivity, and hope in America’s cities.

This weekend’s horrific events in…

A vigil in Philadelphia.
A vigil in Philadelphia.

In response to last Saturday's tragic incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, the National League of Cities has called on cities to issue a statement or formal resolution affirming their commitment to values of equity, fairness, inclusion and…

  • CitiesSpeak

In response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, the National League of Cities is celebrating #InclusionWeek to support diversity, inclusivity, and hope in America’s cities.

This weekend’s horrific events in…

A vigil for Charlottesville.
A vigil for Charlottesville.
  • Case Studies & Practices

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During January 2015, the City of Tallahassee moved to adopt a new set of guidelines concerning how and when questions of criminal history and criminal background checks will be conducted with regard…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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Although North Carolina is synonymously known as “first in flight” it also became “first in freedom” on April 12, 1776. On this day in history, the colony of North Carolina took a stand and defeated the British loyalists to…

  • CitiesSpeak

Recently, the national conversation about mass incarceration has turned local, focusing on county and city-run jails that act as incarceration’s front door. A missing element to that discussion, however, is the fastest…

prison
prison
  • CitiesSpeak

These cities are proving that progress is possible when dialogues are sustained over time and a wide range of stakeholders are included to create opportunities for healing.

This is a guest post by Aileen Carr.

The National League of…

pittsburgh
pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

A new agreement in California shows how cities can improve public safety and help communities by supporting people returning from detention in jail.

This is a guest post by Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. This post is part…

train tracks
train tracks